2023 Best in Category Whisk(e)y

Best Straight Bourbon

Taste-Off! Winner TBD

Larceny Barrel Proof A123

Still Austin Whiskey Co. Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey

W.L. Weller Full Proof

Remus Repeal Reserve Bourbon Series VI

1792 Full Proof

E.H. Taylor Jr. Barrel Proof

Best Single Barrel Bourbon | Up to 10 Years:

Whiskey Thief Distilling Co. Single Barrel 23 Rain Fall Down

Best Special Barrel-Finished Bourbon

Parker’s Heritage Collection 16th Edition Double Barreled Blend

Best Special Barrel-Finished Rye

Milam & Greene Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Casks Private Select

Best American Whiskey

J. Rieger & Co. Kansas City Whiskey

Best American Rye Whiskey: Single Barrel

O.H. Ingram River Aged Single Barrel Rye

Best American Rye Whiskey

Old Ezra 7 Year Straight Rye Whiskey

Best Small Batch Bourbon | Up to 5 Years

K.LUKE Whiskey Company Small Batch Barrel Strength Bourbon

Best Small Batch Bourbon | 6 to 10 Years

2XO: The Phoenix Blend

Best Small Batch Rye

Proof and Wood Tumblin Dice Rye Curated Small Batch

Best Craft Bourbon

Chattanooga Whiskey Cask 111

Best Wheated Bourbon

Larceny Barrel Proof A123

Best Craft Rye

Distillery 291 All Rye 100% Rye Malt Colorado Whiskey Finished with Aspen Wood Staves

Best Canadian Whisky

Black Velvet

Best Tennessee Whiskey

Daddy Rack Tennessee Straight Whiskey

Best World Whisky

Stauning Rye Whisky

Best Craft Whiskey

Chattanooga Whiskey “91”

Best Special Barrel-Finished Whiskey

Four Gate Whiskey Company Batch 19 – The Kelvin Collaboration IIII

Best Blend of Straight Bourbon

Penelope Private Select Batch 22-302

Best Blend of Straight Rye

Barrell Craft Spirits Stellum Rye Fibonacci Blend #1

Best Whiskey Club Barrel Pick

Tiebreaker Taste-Off!

Dallas Bourbon Club Pick - Russell’s Reserve Private Barrel

Naptown Bourbon Club Pick -  Elijah Craig

Best Blended Malt

Duncan Taylor The Big Smoke – Heavily Peated

Best Blended Irish Whiskey

McConnell’s Sherry Cask Finish Irish Whisky

Best Single Malt Irish Whiskey

The Quiet Man 8 Year Old Single Malt

Best Blend of Straight Whiskies

Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash

Best Blended Scotch

Coachbuilt Scotch Whisky

Best American Single Malt

Bird Creek Distillery Cask Strength – Baronesse

Best Single Malt Scotch – No Age Statement

Glasgow 1770 Single Malt Scotch – The Original

Best Single Malt Scotch - Up to 12 Years

Lagavulin 8 Year Old

Best Single Malt Scotch - 13 to 19 Years

Lagavulin 16 Year Old

Best Single Malt Scotch – 20+ Years

Mortlach 20 Year Old

Best Wheat Whiskey

Journeyman Distillery Corsets Whips and Whiskey

Best Corn Whiskey

MB Roland Uncut & Unfiltered

Best Flavored Whiskey

Wild Turkey American Honey

Best Moonshine | Flavored

Ole Smoky Banana Pudding Cream Moonshine

2023 Best in Category White Spirit

Best Vodka

Nykur Super Premium Organic Vodka

Best Flavored Vodka

James Lake Crisp Cucumber – Cucumber Flavored Vodka

Best Gin

Farmer’s Organic Gin

Best Aged Gin

Rabbit Hole Bespoke Gin

Best Unaged Rum

Black Frost Distilling Rum

Best Aged Rum

Tie-breaker Taste-Off! Winner TBD

Rolling Fork Spirits 9-Year Single Cask Barbados Rum

Richland Rum XO – Richland Single Estate Old South Georgia Rum

Best Flavored Rum (Spiced)

Cutwater Bali Hai Tiki Gold

Best Unaged Tequila

Tanteo Blanco Tequila

Best Reposado Tequila

Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Reposado

Best Anejo Tequila

Jose Cuervo Tradicional Anejo

Best Extra Anejo Tequila

1800 Milenio

Best Flavored Tequila

Fiero Habanero Tequila

Best Mezcal

Montelobos Ensamble

Best Sotol

Nocheluna Sotol

Best Cognac VSOP or Equivalent

Pierre Ferrand 10 Generations Port Cask

Best Cognac XO or Equivalent

Pierre Ferrand Selection des Anges Cognac

Best Apple Brandy

Black Dirt Apple Jack

Best Grape Brandy

Ricou Spirits Brandy Sainte Louise

Best Ouzo

Ouzo 12

Best Guaro

Bacan Guaro 29

2023 Best in Category White Liqueurs

Best Liqueur | Herbal/Botanical


Best Liqueur | Other: Chile/Pepper

Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur

Best Liqueur | Coffee

Cafe Granita Coffee Liqueur

Best Liqueur | Cream/Dairy

Largo Bay Coquito Cream

Liqueurs | Aperitif

Casa Cinzano Cinzano Vermouth Bianco

Best Liqueur | Fruit

Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge

Best Liqueur | Nut


2023 Best in Category Ready to Drink

Best Ready-to-Drink Seltzer

Kraken & Cola

Best Ready-to-Drink Cocktail

Via Carota Craft Cocktails Espresso Martini

Best Ready-to-Drink Cocktail Non Alcoholic

Better Than Booze Rosemary Infused Grapefruit Paloma

Best Mixers Non-Alcoholic

Betty Buzz Meyer Lemon Club Soda